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East Fremont development helps downtown casinos boom

Las Vegas Review-Journal Downtown Las Vegas is outshining the Strip. Through September, downtown casinos have seen gaming revenue increase almost 6 percent compared to 2014. During those same nine months, the Strip is down 1.5 percent. Boyd Gaming Corp., the only downtown casino opera
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Scarlet Pearl in D’Iberville On Schedule for December Opening

Millions invested in South Mississippi casinos over the last couple of years have brought new restaurants, meeting rooms and especially hotel rooms to the Coast. The inventory of rooms and suites grew by 500 from June 2014 to June 2015 at the 11 Coast casinos. Silver Slipper Casino in
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NJ Seeks to Regulate Daily Fantasy Sports

ATLANTIC CITY – A lawmaker plans to introduce a bill that would regulate daily fantasy sports in the state, putting an agency widely considered the toughest gambling regulator in the country in charge of it. Sen. Jim Whelan, a Democrat and former Atlantic City mayor, said Monday
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Judge Clears Sale of Shuttered Caesars Tunica Casino

CHICAGO—Caesars Entertainment Operating Co. secured a bankruptcy judge’s permission to sell its Harrah’s Tunica Hotel & Casino in Mississippi as part of its chapter 11 restructuring. Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Chicago on Monday signed off on the shut
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Mass. Gaming Commission Currently has ‘No Ability’ to Regulate Fantasy Sports

BOSTON – The legal status of online fantasy sports is “in flux,” and state regulators would need new powers if they’re to tackle the burgeoning industry, according to a memo written for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission by a staff attorney. The Gaming Commission was created th
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Foundation Gaming Group to Buy DiamondJack’s-Vicksburg Casino

JACKSON, Miss. The company that has run Vicksburg’s DiamondJacks casino since it came out of bankruptcy in 2013 will buy it. Gulfport-based Foundation Gaming Group made the announcement Monday. The gambling facility opened in 1993 as Isle of Capri and was Vicksburg’s first
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Cruisers pack up after record breaking event

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – The week-long party on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is coming to an end. Classic cars are being loaded onto their trailers, RVs are hitting the road, and Cruisin’ the Coast is closing the books on another big year. Cruisers are packing up and hitting the
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No fast track for skill-based slots

I was forwarded a press release regarding a company touting their skill-based slot products and their optimism about having their machines in field trial in the early part of 2016. While I wish that company well and hope their prognostications come true, I don’t share their optimism a
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Florida court reverses itself on slots

Gary Fineout, Associated Press · October 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm 15 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – A far-reaching court ruling that could have opened the door to slot machines at dog and horse tracks across Florida has been reversed. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday ruled that slot mac
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